ABOUT US

Shannon Gaels Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) was founded in April, 2002 in Queens, New York. The club is fittingly named after the Shannon River – which flows through the four provinces of Ireland – and represents the many Gaels who reside in Queens, New York. Shannon Gaels is the only underage GAA club serving the children of Queens at all age levels and our club takes pride in providing the youth of our community with an invaluable opportunity to develop their athletic skills while learning the values of teamwork and sportsmanship. In its short history, Shannon Gaels GAA has become one of the two largest juvenile clubs in the NY/tri-state area. Since 2017, we have also fielded adult teams, mainly comprised of young men and women who grew up playing with our club. We now have Junior B and Intermediate Men’s football teams, a Ladies Junior football team, and a Novice Hurling team.

 

Shannon Gaels currently have juvenile teams of boys and girls spanning the Under 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 and 21 age groups in Gaelic football, hurling, and camogie and we have a very active Under 6 beginners program. We have spring and fall competitive leagues and many tournaments and blitzes during the year as well as our own Cul Camp in July.

 

We play under the rules of the Gaelic Athletic Association.  The New York Minor Board manages underage events in the tri-state area and the New York GAA and New York Ladies Board manage adult competition. 

 

Since 2010, we have had the use of Frank Golden Memorial Park in College Point, Queens (132nd St. & 14th Rd.), and soon after that date, we went on to secure a long-term agreement with NYC to build two GAA fields, which our club would maintain. We raised money to build the first one, which opened in 2019. New York City funded the second field, opened in 2021, which includes a regulation adult GAA field, scoreboard, spectator stands, and picnic area.

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